12 December 2022, etc.venues Monument, London
Business Travel Show Europe, presented by The BTN
21 November, London Hilton Metropole
Businesses are becoming increasingly concerned over security risks to their travellers and are set to boost spend on safety over the next year.
An Ipsos MORI survey of more than one thousand travellers, commissioned by International SOS - a travel security services company, found that 72 per cent believed travelling has become more dangerous and more than half (57%) said it will become “even more perilous over the next 12 months”.
International SOS has provided a map showing the travel and security risks by destination
The study found that hundreds of companies had changed their employees’ travel itineraries over the last year due to new safety threats in countries, with Europe the region most associated with an increased risk for travel – even more so than the Middle East.
Almost half of respondents (48%) said their organisations investment in travel risk mitigation has increased over the past year, and 47% believe this will increase further in the coming year. The top risk mitigation activities were:
● Reinforced travel security measures (50%)
● Updated travel risk policy (45%)
● Introduced pre-trip advisory emails (39%)
Dominating concerns on a global level are potential terror attacks (51%), followed by civil unrest (36%), with inadequate healthcare and road accidents at 13 per cent and 15 per cent respectively.